Kenya’s Great Migration Special

8 Days / 7 Nights

Kenya’s Great Migration Special
Kenya’s Great Migration Special

Each year, the Mara plays host to the world's greatest natural spectacle, the Great Wildebeest Migration from the Serengeti. From July to October, the promise of rain and fresh life giving grass in the north brings more than 1.3 million Wildebeest together into a single massive herd. They pour across the border into the Mara, making a spectacular entrance in a surging column of life that stretches from horizon to horizon. Join us for one of earth's best displays of abundance!

Daily departure. Recommended: July through September 2017.

8 days / 7 nights Discounted Safari rate: $3,790

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Price is per person, sharing double occupancy room.

Children (4-8 years old): $1737

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Accommodations:

  • 1 night in Nairobi at the Safari Park Hotel
  • 2 nights in Samburu at the Ashnil Samburu Camp
  • 1 night in Nanyuki at the Serena Sweet waters Camp
  • 1 night in Nakuru at the Sarova Lion Hiull Lodge
  • 2 nights in Massai Mara at the Ashnil Mara Camp

Meals:
Most of the meals as stipulated in the itinerary

Touring & Sightseeing:

  • Transportation on safari will be in a chauffeur driver safari minibus in Kenya with a pop up roof for easy game viewing & photography.
  • Services of a professional driver-guide
  • All transfers
  • All park fees
  • All Government taxes and levies
  • 24 hours stand-by contact number
  • Guaranteed window seat
  • Two-way long range high frequency radio communication in each vehicle
  • On safari accessories in each vehicle: First-aid kit, wildlife books, cools box and fire extinguisher. 

Not included

  • International flights
  • All items of personal nature e.g. telephone call bills, fax/email bills etc
  • Gratuities and Tips to Hotels / Camps staff and Driver/Guide(s)
  • Any local or international flight/s and departure taxes and other taxes
  • Laundry services
  • Kenya Visitors Visa fees

Itinerary

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  • Day 1

    ARRIVAL IN NAIROBI

    Jambo! Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, you will be met by our representative who will assist with the transfer to Safari Park Hotel for overnight.

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    Situated 160 km south of the equator, Nairobi is the capital of Kenya and boasts one of the finest climates in the world. This modern, cosmopolitan city is the regional headquarters for many African and Indian Ocean businesses. With delegates attracted here from around the world, they come for the friendliness of the people, the modern hotel facilities and the vast array of fascinating options available throughout the city. Although the "City in the Sun‟ is relatively young by global standards, it has fascinating history capturing explorers, missionaries, wars, cultural diversity and politics etc, each leaving their mark on the city center in some way.

  • Day 2

    NAIROBI / SAMBURU - BUFFALO SPRINGS NATIONAL RESERVE

    Drive from Nairobi to Samburu Reserve. After lunch enjoy a Game Drive. Dinner at the lodge. (b,l,d)

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    Begin your exploration of this magnificent country as you drive on its rugged roads, through rich farm land, en route to Samburu Reserve, which lies 200 miles north of Nairobi on the hot and arid fringes of the vast northern region of Kenya. Arrive in time for lunch followed by a game viewing drive. (b,l,d)

  • Day 3

    SAMBURU - BUFFALO SPRINGS NATIONAL RESERVE

    Entire day dedicated to the Samburu Reserve. Participate in morning and afternoon Game Drives (b,l,d)

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    Today, you will enjoy morning and afternoon game drives with all meals and overnight at your camp. The reserve is within the lands of the colorful Samburu people, close relatives of the Maasai, and home to a number of wildlife species rarely found elsewhere in Kenya: Grevy's zebra, reticulated giraffe, and Beisa oryx, all found only north of the equator. The graceful gerenuk, an antelope with its characteristic long neck, spends much of its time in a bipedal stance seeking relaxation in the sparse scrub that grows in this harsh terrain. This dramatic landscape is blanketed by the hot equatorial sun for most of the year. Relief comes from the cool waters of the Uaso Nyiro ("Brown") River, which rises to the west on the foothills of the Aberdares and which vanishes beyond Samburu in the soggy expanse known as the Lorian swamp. The scenery in Samburu is magnificent and the birdlife is awesome. (b,l,d)

  • Day 4

    SAMBURU/NANYUKI – SWEETWATERS GAME RESERVE

    After breakfast, we drive to the Sweet Waters Gamer Reserve for an afternoon Game Drive and a visit to the Chimpanzee Sanctuary. (b,l,d)

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    After breakfast, we drive to Sweet Waters, a sheltered oasis, clustered around a water hole and set in the pristine calm of the private Ol Pejeta Conservancy .The camp offers a charming blend of under-canvas ambiance and safari luxury. Game here includes a parade of elephants, giraffes, zebras and impalas among other animals. You will also visit the 200-acre Chimpanzee sanctuary established by Kenya‟s Wildlife Service and the Jane Goodall Institute. Over twenty orphaned and abused chimps reside here while becoming rehabilitated so they may be reintroduced to the wild. Also found here are almost 400 bird species that lurk in the Savannah grasslands and riverine forests, including Augur Buzzard, Black Kite and African Harrier Hawk. Arrive in time for lunch which will be followed by a late afternoon game viewing drive. Later, drive back to your camp for dinner and relaxation. (b,l,d)

  • Day 5

    NANYUKI/LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK

    Depart towards Lake Nakuru for a lunch, an afternoon Game Drive and dinner. (b,l,d)

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    Continue with your journey as you depart to Lake Nakuru, perhaps the most famous of Africa’s great, shallow soda lakes, home to hundreds of thousands of Greater and Lesser Flamingoes and a great many other water bird species. Arrive with an afternoon game drive before proceeding to your comfortable lodge with spectacular views of the lake for dinner and overnight. (b,l,d)

  • Day 6

    LAKE NAKURU / MAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE

    After breakfast, depart to Maasai Mara arriving for lunch at your camp. Afternoon game viewing drive returning later as the sun sets for dinner and overnight. On the second day, you will have a full day of game viewing drives with all meals and overnight at the camp. (b,l,d)

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    Maasai Mara is Kenya’s most famous wildlife reserve, much the setting for the film Out of Africa. It is classic savannah – grasslands, where animals are plentiful and the vistas spectacular. In this dreamlike land, animals live in freedom, and the Maasai tend their cattle, all sharing the same land with minimal conflict. You will have two days of wildlife-viewing opportunities in the Maasai Mara Reserve, also known as the “Jewel of Africa,” a site with one of the largest and the most spectacular animal migrations in the world. The reserve is inhabited by many of Africa's most popular wild animals, including lion, cheetah, elephant, leopard, black rhino and hippo. There are also over 500 resident species of birds in the park including ostrich, larks and sunbirds as well as the lovely Lilac-breasted Roller. (b,l,d)

  • Day 7

    MAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE

    Entire day at the Massai Mara reserve. Enjoy morning in afternoon Game Drives. (b,l,d)

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    Today, we continue to track the wildlife of the unforgettable Massia Mara Reserve. Our day includes an early morning as well as an afternoon Game Drive. All meals are included at the lodge. The area is famous for rolling grassland and for the Mara River, which runs through the reserve from north to south. The reserve covers an area of 700 square miles and forms part of the Serengeti ecosystem, hosting the world famous spectacle of the annual migration of up to two million wildebeest, thousands of zebra and an escort of carnivores from the Serengeti plains that follow the rains and succulent new grass. A costly trek as many of the lame, laggard and sick will fall prey to the ravening pack of predators and many more will die in the swirling flood waters of the Mara River as they try to cross it. The Mara also has one of the highest concentrations of cheetah on the continent, as well as many magnificent black-maned lions. (b.l.d)

  • Day 8

    MAASAI MARA / NAIROBI / DEPART KENYA

    Morning transfer to the airport in Nairobi. (b)

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    A last chance to photograph that awesome sunrise before driving back to Nairobi. Proceed to the airport for your international flight back home. Say good bye to the wonderful country and promise to join us on another expedition! (b)

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